Your Guide to the 2024 Solar Eclipse

Michael E. Bakich
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Get all the information you’ll need to be ready for the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on April 8, 2024 in this full-color book by former Astronomy Magazine editor Michael Bakich.

You’ll learn the solar eclipse path of totality, how to observe it safely, what you’ll experience during the eclipse, the best equipment to choose, how to photograph the event, tips for using climate and weather forecasts to your advantage, and much more.
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The United States is in for its second total eclipse in just seven years, again throwing a wide swath of the country into darkness for up to four minutes in the middle of the day. Be sure you're ready to get the most out of this moving experience on April 8, 2024 eclipse with expert guidance from former Astronomy editor Michael Bakich.

In Your Guide to the 2024 Solar Eclipse, you'll learn:

  • What is an eclipse, and why this one is special
  • Where to go to get the best view of the eclipse
  • How to use weather and climate forecasts to give you the best chance to experience a 360° sunset, and other phenomena
  • What you need to view the eclipse safely
  • The best types of cameras, binoculars, and telescopes to record and enhance your viewing experience
  • What you'll need to make eclipse day a success
  • Simple do-it-yourself projects that will make eclipse day more fun and meaningful

Written in easy-to-understand language (and with a glossary for those few terms you may not be familiar with), this is the must-have reference for this unique occurrence. It’s not a stretch to say that this eclipse will prove to be the most viewed sky event in history. That’s why even now, astronomy clubs, government agencies, cities ― even whole states ― are preparing for the unprecedented onslaught of visitors whose only desire is to experience darkness at midday. Bakich informs observers what anyone will need to observe, enjoy, and understand this event.

Author: Michael E. Bakich
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 144
Author Bio
Michael E. Bakich served as senior editor of Astronomy magazine for nearly two decades. He's traveled to 14 total solar eclipses and serves on the American Astronomical Society Task Force for the 2023/2024 eclipses. Asteroid 131245 Bakich was named in his honor.
Table of Contents


Chapter 1: What's the big deal?

Chapter 2: Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter 3: An illustrated glossary

Chapter 4: A plan for eclipse day

Chapter 5: What to bring to the eclipse

Chapter 6: DIY eclipse projects

Chapter 7: The path of the 2024 eclipse

Chapter 8: The right binoculars for the eclipse

Chapter 9: The right telescope for the eclipse

Chapter 10: The right camera for the eclipse

Chapter 11: The right filters for the eclipse

Chapter 12: 25 tips for photographing the eclipse

Chapter 13: 20 eclipse hot spots

Chapter 14: Weather predictions

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